Supporting Charities through Non Uniform Days

During this morning’s assembly, Junior Council members spoke to their fellow Infants and Juniors about UK charity BBC Children in Need. Noting that over 3.9 million children and young people across the UK are in poverty, the pupils described how Children in Need is helping to address this issue in a variety of ways; among them, by donating money to food banks and community kitchens, and providing essential items to families in difficult circumstances. In Cambridgeshire, Children in Need helps to fund counselling services to young people, support work around trauma, stress and social justice, practical and emotional support for very young children with difficult family lives, and bereavement support for young people. Tomorrow, Infants and Juniors are encouraged to participate in a non-uniform day in which the minimum donation of £1 per pupil will go towards this worthy cause. Children can wear their own clothes, with an optional ‘animal’ theme if they wish. Seniors will also be having their own non-uniform day on Tuesday, in support of Save the Children’s campaign to feed children suffering hunger in East Africa. Seniors should bring in £2 or more in cash to hand in during registration at the start of the day.